Noosa & Sunshine Coast

  • Private 90 Minutes Heli Lunch & Noosa Scenic

    Private 90 Minutes Heli Lunch & Noosa Scenic

    Whether you’re a seasoned local, or you’re visiting the Sunshine Coast for the first time, this Heli Lunch and Noosa Scenic is designed for the boys, the girls, and the whole family! The tour kicks off from Noosa Aerodrome, a short drive from Hastings Street and about a 30 min drive from Maroochydore. As we…


  • Mary Valley Private Tour from Noosa with Wine Tasting and Chocolate Tasting

    Mary Valley Private Tour from Noosa with Wine Tasting and Chocolate Tasting

    This private tour is designed for our guests to see the best of the Mary Valley and get an all-round experience of this beautiful place. This tour captures the picturesque natural scenery and landscapes, quirky features, live music, delicious desserts and drinks of the valley, and many beautiful country drives.Our tour is guided by an…


  • Full-Day Guided Hinterland Adventure Tour in Queensland

    Full-Day Guided Hinterland Adventure Tour in Queensland

    Climb aboard and discover the best parts of the Sunshine Coast. Don’t follow the leader, be the leader! Our tours put the power in your hands. We provide you with all of the important information en route to your beautiful destinations. Once off the bus, you’re free to discover each location, exactly the way that…


  • Merrick’s Noosa Learn to Surf: 2 Hour group surfing lesson

    Merrick’s Noosa Learn to Surf: 2 Hour group surfing lesson

    Noosa Learn to Surf offers specifically structured lessons to suit the absolute beginner through to competition surfers. Our specific 1-2-3 teaching method is unique worldwide and guarantees you’ll be standing in your first lesson. We offer daily tuition, small group classes.Group lessons run daily at 9am and 1.30pm for 2 hours duration. We operate 364…


  • Eumundi Market and Distillery Experience Market Days Wednesday & Saturday

    Eumundi Market and Distillery Experience Market Days Wednesday & Saturday

    We have luxury vehicles that pick you up and take you to the Famous Eumundi Market for you to wonder the market at leisure and enjoy the fun of the music and street art and more before you join us after 2 hours for your distillery tour and tasting where you can purchase discounted lunch…


  • Noosa Hinterland Private Tour from Noosa with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting

    Noosa Hinterland Private Tour from Noosa with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting

    This private tour is designed for our guests to see the best of the Noosa Hinterland and get an all-round experience of this beautiful, friendly place. This tour captures the picturesque natural scenery and landscapes, local art and crafts, the delicious food and drinks of the hinterland, and the wonderful views from the many joyful…


  • Noosa Wild Dolphin Safari

    Noosa Wild Dolphin Safari

    Venture into Noosa’s National Marine Park to encounter species such as dolphins, sea-turtles and aquatic birds. Our friendly Captain will share some of Noosa’s most special coastal areas. Explore the breathtaking coastline and view Noosa Heads from a completely different perspective!We are Noosa’s longest and most experienced commercial ocean boating company with over 38 years…


  • Great Beach Drive 4WD Tour – Private Charter from Noosa to Rainbow Beach

    Great Beach Drive 4WD Tour – Private Charter from Noosa to Rainbow Beach

    Escape the city for this private 8-hour 4WD drive experience as you take in the constantly changing scenery and locations that will take your breath away, have you wondering when you can do it again. This tour can seat up to 4 adults and 2 children and with the itinerary fully customizable, you are given…


  • Private Transfer from Noosa to Sunshine Coast Airport- 7seater + Luggage Trailer

    Private Transfer from Noosa to Sunshine Coast Airport- 7seater + Luggage Trailer

    Private Premium Minivan Airport Transfer for group of 1-7 people, up to 13 check in suitcases and carry ons (Luggage Trailer provided) from any Noosa Heads Hotel, Accomodation or Private Address to Sunshine Coast AirportEnjoy a stress free Private transfer in spacious Luxury Minivan. Best operator for small groups or families with children. Free Child…


  • Noosa Brewery & Distillery Tour – the best of Noosa

    Noosa Brewery & Distillery Tour – the best of Noosa

    Join us on a craft beer experience as we take you behind the scenes of breweries in the Noosa and surrounding regions. You will have the opportunity to taste, smell and see the brewing process, chat to the brewers, and sample freshly crafted local beer.Three unique breweries, plenty of beer and a great way to…


  • Stand Up Paddle 4WD Day Trip from Noosa Including Great Beach Drive Experience

    Stand Up Paddle 4WD Day Trip from Noosa Including Great Beach Drive Experience

    Stand up paddle boarding Noosa the ultimate day trip where you can experience a tropical paradise buzzing with wildlife and a thrilling 4X4 beach adventure. This unique stand up paddle tour takes you deep within the Great Sandy National Park to Double Island Point that can only be accessed at low tide along the beach…


  • Half Day Surf Getaway for Women in Noosa

    Half Day Surf Getaway for Women in Noosa

    Our Mini Surf Getaways are a private half day surfing experience designed for you and your gal pals to give surfing a go in a safe and upmarket environment. You’ll visit local beaches around the Noosa area, whilst enjoying an exclusive learn to surf experience with hands on coaching from some of the best female…


  • 2hr Self Guided Water Bike Tour of the Noosa River

    2hr Self Guided Water Bike Tour of the Noosa River

    Our Nauticycle Water Bike tour is a fun and eco friendly self guided tour, that lets you get into nature and away from the crowds. The bikes glide easily and silently through the water allowing amazing opportunities for wildlife watching. The scenery is beautiful and the water is clear, match this with a secluded stop…


  • Montville & Maleny Private Tour from Noosa with Artisan Village & Wine Tasting

    Montville & Maleny Private Tour from Noosa with Artisan Village & Wine Tasting

    This private tour is designed for our guests to see the best of the Montville-Maleny Hinterland and get an all-around experience of its treasures. Our tour captures the picturesque natural scenery, forest and landscapes, the local art and crafts, novelty shops, local wine, and incredible panoramic views along the range throughout the day.Our tour is…


  • Stingrays & Kayaks: spot Rays in Noosa’s hidden creeks

    Stingrays & Kayaks: spot Rays in Noosa’s hidden creeks

    Your guide is incredibly passionate and knowledgeable about the Stingrays and this local environment. He tells you local tales from the Gubbi Gubbi people and personal insights into this area.It’s a gentle trip that all ages can enjoy.NB: for the most intimidate encounters with the Stingrays, we recommend picking days with lighter winds


  • Noosa Thriller – 500hp Ocean Adventure Ride

    Noosa Thriller – 500hp Ocean Adventure Ride

    Venture into Noosa’s National Marine Park to encounter species such as dolphins, sea-turtles and aquatic birds. Our friendly Captain will share some of Noosa’s most special coastal areas. Explore the breathtaking coastline and view Noosa Heads from a completely different perspective!We are Noosa’s longest and most experienced commercial ocean boating company with over 38 years…


  • Surf Lesson, Noosa: Australia’s Longest Wave 4×4 Day Adventure

    Surf Lesson, Noosa: Australia’s Longest Wave 4×4 Day Adventure

    Experience an exclusive National Park Noosa surf lesson adventure at Double Island Point, home of Australia’s longest and safest wave.  This right hand sandy point break has rides on it’s best days well over 2km long in the pristine tropical water within the Great Sandy Marine Park. The exclusive Noosa surf adventure takes you away from the…


  • Relaxing Eco Friendly Electric Picnic Boat Cruise on the Noosa River

    Relaxing Eco Friendly Electric Picnic Boat Cruise on the Noosa River

    Take a scenic cruise along the Noosa River in one of our eco friendly, electric picnic boats. These stylish little craft are the perfect option for a day on the water, with comfortable seating for up to 8 people and a large canopy providing shade for everyone. They are quiet and fume free, allowing you…


  • Private Transfer from Noosa to Sunshine Coast Airport for 1 to 4 people

    Private Transfer from Noosa to Sunshine Coast Airport for 1 to 4 people

    Private Premium Minivan Airport Transfer for group of 1-4 people and Luggage from any Noosa Heads Hotel, Accomodation or Private Address to Sunshine Coast AirportEnjoy a stress free Private transfer in spacious Luxury Minivan. Best operator for small groups or families with children. Free Child seats and Boosters provided on request. Certificate of Excellence 2017,…


  • Noosa Whale Watching

    Noosa Whale Watching

    With 42 years local knowledge and experience operating commercial boating activities in Noosa we offer our expert commentary, go-pro cameras to record your experience and a comfortable ride at a slow cruising speed to maximise your enjoyment and experience of Whale sightings off the Noosa coastline. The spectacular coastal scenery of the Noosa National park…


  • 1 Hour Self Guided Water Bike Tour of the Noosa River

    1 Hour Self Guided Water Bike Tour of the Noosa River

    Our Nauticycle Water Bike tour is a fun and eco friendly self guided tour, that lets you get into nature and away from the crowds. The bikes glide easily and silently through the water allowing amazing opportunities for wildlife watching. The scenery is beautiful and the water is clear, match this with a secluded stop…


  • Learn to Surf at Noosa on the Sunshine Coast

    Learn to Surf at Noosa on the Sunshine Coast

    Learn to surf at Noosa on the Sunshine Coast, one of Australia’s most iconic surf destinations. With its warm waters and safe beaches, the conditions at Noosa are ideal for beginners. You’ll learn to surf in waist deep water with fully qualified surf instructors who are also surf life savers. Soft beginner surf board and…


  • Birdwatching and Wildlife Noosa Biosphere Full-Day Experience

    Birdwatching and Wildlife Noosa Biosphere Full-Day Experience

    Discover the UNESCO Noosa Biosphere Reserve and the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.  The UNESCO Noosa Biosphere Reserve is a unique area where sub-tropical and temperate zones overlap, providing varied ecosystems home to 300+ Australian bird varieties, with 60 ecosystems, 1300 plant species, pristine coastal & mountain landscapes.  Further inland along the eastern escarpment of the vast Great…


  • Mangroves and Mansions Kayak Adventure

    Mangroves and Mansions Kayak Adventure

    Kayak Noosa’s “Mangroves and Mansions” kayak tour offers you the most unique perspective of the Noosa River and inlets. You will hear tales of the waterways and the natural landscape along the way and invite you to have your senses wide open for this most incredible paddling adventure.


  • Private Transfer from Noosa to Sunshine Coast Airport for 1 to 6 people

    Private Transfer from Noosa to Sunshine Coast Airport for 1 to 6 people

    Private Premium Minivan Airport Transfer for group of 1-6 people, 5 check in suitcases and 5 carry ons from any Noosa Heads Hotel, Accomodation or Private Address to Sunshine Coast AirportEnjoy a stress free Private transfer in spacious Luxury Minivan. Best operator for small groups or families with children. Free Child seats and Boosters provided…


All about Noosa & Sunshine Coast

When to visit

The winter to spring months (July-September) bring cooler temperatures and sunny skies. While the locals might get chilly, most visitors are happy to bask in the still-balmy weather. This is also when waves in Noosa will be smaller—ideal if you’re learning to surf—and when the weather will be warm enough for swimming and snorkeling. Spend your days hiking and exploring without overheating, and enjoy far lower chances of rain.

Getting around

The Sunshine Coast region reaches from Caloundra to Noosa Heads, and it’s easy to reach by bus, car, or plane (flights arrive at the Sunshine Coast Airport in Marcoola, a 30-minute drive from Noosa Heads.) Once there, having your own car is helpful when it comes to exploring the region. If you’re not comfortable with driving on the left side of the road, you opt for tours that cover the main points of interest in the area.

Traveler tips

Don’t miss out on the Noosa Everglades—this unique environment is one of only two everglades regions on Earth and is the only one you can swim in, as the one in Florida is less hospitable. Kayak or cruise through the winding channels and look out for biodiverse bird life, as the region is home to 40% of Australia’s bird species. Known as the River of Mirrors thanks to the calmness of the waters, it’s also a photographer’s dream.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Sunshine Coast best known for?

The Sunshine Coast is known for its natural diversity, with its hinterlands, everglades, and long beaches. It’s also famous for its wealth of wildlife, and for being home to almost half of Australia’s bird species. Thanks to its charming beach towns and friendly locals, it’s a perfectly peaceful vacation destination.

How many days is enough in Noosa?

The more days the better, but aim for at least two. You’ll have a chance to unwind and bask in the sun, and explore some of the many excellent restaurants, wineries, and breweries in the region. Make time to trek through Noosa National Park with its many dramatic viewpoints—Fairy Pools and Hell’s Gates are must-sees.

What is the main town on the Sunshine Coast?

Coolum might be the largest town on the Sunshine Coast, but it has a much quieter environment than busy Mooloolaba or chic Noosa. Instead, it’s popular with families looking for calm beaches and a sunny place to enjoy a seaside vacation.

Is it better to stay in Noosa or Mooloolaba?

Both Noosa and Mooloolaba have beautiful beaches and stunning nature, but they each appeal to a different group. Noosa typically attracts those in search of luxurious options for food and accommodation, while Mooloolaba is a centrally located, affordable choice. Mooloolaba is a favorite for family trips thanks to all the activities on offer.

Can you swim in the ocean in Noosa?

Yes, you can swim in the ocean. Noosa Heads Main Beach has a lovely blend of calm sections and areas to surf, with plenty of nearby restaurants, cafés, and ice cream shops. However, jellyfish season runs from November to May, so be sure to wear a full-body suit during those months.

Can you do a day trip to Fraser Island from Noosa?

Yes, you can visit Fraser Island (K’gari) from Noosa, either on a tour or by driving yourself. It’s a 2.5-hour drive from Noosa to the ferry terminal in River Heads that takes you to the island. If you want more time to explore, there are camping and other accommodation options available on the island.